Sheeple

Eid prayer starts around 6am, so I decided it best to stay with my Saudi friend the night before Eid so that I wouldn’t have to worry about finding transportation early the next morning to celebrate with her. I arrived to her home as soon as her brother, mother, and daughter were leaving to go…

Cinnabae

Part of why I wanted to move to KSA was so that I could have many new experiences. New culture, new people, new language, new food: so, it makes it that much more ironic that the best food I have found here is actually available back home. I finally am forced to face the realization…

YAS.

I am going to get so fat here it is ridiculous. I ate the most delicious food yesterday, although I’m not even sure what I ate! It had different types of rice and pasta, plus fish. It was super colorful and super delicious!

Whale status

There was a lot of jokes made before I moved here about how fat I would become. So far I haven’t gained any weight, but I’m sure between the abayas and the fatty food here, that will change. Yesterday one of my coworkers made maqluba, one of the national dishes in Jordan, and invited me…

The neat thing about Saudia Arabia is that I have a lot of down time to explore new interests. As many of you know, in USA I was fortunate enough to have many very kind Indian neighbors who always made the most amazing foods, and I miss spicy food so much! The supermarkets have a…

Supermarket haul

As you know I am super in love with how cheap things are here in KSA. Lately I have had to do a lot of shopping hauls since I’m missing a lot of things as I just moved here. Yesterday I was able to take a company bus to town, and went to both a…

I really want to take a minute to tell you guys how much I appreciate my company¬†driver.¬†Masha’allah he is such a sweet guy. He drives us girls from the compound everywhere, and he always makes sure we are on time for work, and he is always there waiting for us when we are finished. When…